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This weekend the Syracuse track and field travels to Blacksburg, Virginia, to compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships.
Jaheem Hayles will compete in the 60m hurdles, his only event of the weekend. Earlier this season, he posted a personal best of 7.75 seconds, which is one of the top times in the nation. Shaleah Colaire will compete in the same event on the women’s side, where she ran an 8.39 at the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge.
Kahniya James is competing in the 60m dash, where she placed third with a final time of 7.56 earlier this season. She’ll be competing alongside Kaleia Arrington who is looking to beat her best time of 7.91. On the men’s side, Trei Thorogood is running the 60m, an event where he placed first this season and has a personal best of 6.82.
Thorogood will also be competing in the 200m dash with James Nmah. Thorogood ran a 22.08, while Nmah will look to surpass his season best of 22.50. On the women’s side of the 200m, Colaire and Arrington are both running in the event. Colaire’s best time this season was 24.46 while Arrington’s was 25.83.
Eunice Boateng will be competing on the women’s side in the 400m, an event where she has run as part of a medley (4×400) that has placed extremely well all season, including first at the Cornell Robert J. Kane Invitational.
Alexander Segarra will be Syracuse’s only runner in the 800m, where he finished in a season-best 1:55:99 this year.
Nathan Henderson will be competing in the 3000m, an event which he took 15th earlier this season in (7:52.83). Noah Beveridge, whose personal best is 8:10.84, will be competing as well, along with senior Matthew Scrape and JP Trojan, whose best performance is 8:03.93 at the BU Invitational. Ethan Wechsler, who set a personal best in the ACC tournament last year with a time of 8:22.85, will compete too.
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On the women’s side, Annie Boos is also running the 3000m where she took 15th earlier this season, setting a personal best at 9:22.07. Emma Eastman who took 52nd earlier this year and finished in 9:45.68, is also competing, along with Justus Holden-Betts who placed 85th (9:58.78).
Sophia Jacobs Townsley will also be running for Syracuse, after placing second in the mile 5:03.93. Olivia Joly finished the 3000m in just under 10 minutes at 9:56.97 earlier this season. The final competitor for Syracuse in this event is Sydney Nowicki, who placed 64th earlier this season, finishing at the Boston University Valentine Invitational in 9:51.97.
In the men’s 5000m, Alex Comerford finished last season’s ACC championships at 14:04.94. Henderson is also competing in this same event, and earlier this season he placed fifth at the Virginia Tech Invitational. Sam Lawler competed in this event last year as a freshman, finishing in 14:26.00.
Scrape will also be competing in the 5000m, where he placed 9th last year finishing in 14:07.89, as well as Trojan. Last year he placed fourth, finishing in under 14 minutes (13:56.10), which earned him second-team all-ACC honors. The final runner on the men’s side is Jack Whetstone, who placed 63rd (14:31.45) earlier this year in the 5000m at the BU Sharon Colyear-Danville Invitation.
Five women’s runners will also be competing in the 5000m. Emily Lane has yet to run the 5000m at the collegiate level, but earlier this season she competed in the 3000m where she took 97th (10:08.22). Ellie Lawler is also competing in the 5000m, where last year she placed 26th and had a personal best at 17:18.41 in 2021’s ACC Championships. In the 5000m earlier this season, Lawler placed 14th at the Boston University Valentine Invitational and set a new personal best at 17:05.14.
Savannah Roark is also competing in the 5000m, where she took home 33rd (9:37.88) at the Boston University Valentine Invitational in the 3000m race. Another competitor for Syracuse is Abigail Spiers, who’s best indoor time in the 5k is 16:52.46. The final competitor for Syracuse is Reilly Zink, who ran the 5k in 17:17.83 earlier this season at the John Thomas Terrier Classic.
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